The weekend is starting earlier than usual for us on a Friday as Latitude Festival opens its gates at Henham Park in Suffolk. A scenic site for a festival with an eclectic mix of bands, multi-coloured sheep and more, and gladly, Show And Tell will be there producing two full-blown theatre-cum-comedy shows.
One will be the masterful and critically acclaimed VHS-inspired elegy Standby For Tape Back-Up. Written and performed by Ross Sutherland who’ll be performing on the Film and Music Arena at 11:30 AM on Friday 17th July. Standby was an Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 sell-out show followed by a hugely successful 2015 tour and this is your final chance to see what the Telegraph called a ‘beautifully crafted, strikingly original’ show. You can see a trailer for it here. About the true story of one man’s journey in to synchronicity and madness.
The other is the glamorous, inimitable Diane Chorley: Duchess of Canvey. She’ll be enhancing the festival ambience from atop the Cabaret Stage on Friday 17th July at 10:30 PM, supported by her full retro-outfit band The Buffet and her adoring bodyguard Ron. Stewart Lee described the show sweetly and succinctly when he said about her foray at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe: ‘Diane Chorley, an Essex nightclub owner fronting a tight indie pop band whilst recounting her 80’s fall from grace, was the most fun I had in a comedy show this summer.’
So, if you’re already on your way to Latitude 2015 then these are Show And Tell’s offerings to see and enjoy. Happy camping.